The LOL Roll is an experiment in collective art-making that aims to deliver comedy via an alternative art medium during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF).
Beginning with a blank roll of paper, a range of comedians will be invited to draw/write/sketch/doodle whatever makes them ‘lol’ (laugh out loud), and with each addition, the artwork grows. The audience can follow its creation through Instagram, allowing them to comment, share and engage with the comedians and MICF.
When The LOL Roll is not being drawn on, it will be on exhibition in the Fracture Gallery in The Atrium giving audience members the opportunity to see the art in person, at all its different stages. At the end of the festival, the roll will be sectioned up and auctioned off, with all the profits donated to The Big Issue.
This event is produced by Fed Square as part of the MICF, concept by artist Joel Evans.